CoasterMania

Monday, June 11, 2007 1:15 PM
Ouch! Sounds like I picked the wrong event to see what Coaster Club Days are all about.

I'm keeping my head up and HOPING the crowds aren't going to be as bad as some of you are saying. *keeping fingers crossed*

My husband and I will be arriving on Thursday. I was thinking about going to the water park...maybe I should rethink that.


I'd rather be riding Roller Coasters....or baking.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 3:40 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Well I hope that the crowds are not too bad.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 4:29 PM
Jeff's avatar Don't be surprised if some jerk in an ACE T-shirt and a fanny pack pushes over your grandmother and your stroller to get in line before you. Happens every year.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 5:24 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar It wasn't me I swear ;)

In all seriousness, that kind of stuff really pisses me off. Enthusiasts who think they're "entitled" to certain things. Last year I remember there being a couple of people waiting for the last ride of the night on Magnum in the last seat. They just stood there waiving people by. I just had to laugh. I think I rode 3 times (including the walk around) while they waited. What's the point really?


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Monday, June 11, 2007 5:40 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^LMAO, Jeff! I was thinking the same. ;) I actually saw that happen in BGE once.

It was VERY scary.

-Tina

*** Edited 6/11/2007 11:02:30 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Monday, June 11, 2007 5:50 PM

coasterlover325 said:
Ouch! Sounds like I picked the wrong event to see what Coaster Club Days are all about.

Not trying to rain on your parade, but yes, I would say you did. CoasterMania '03 was my first (and last) major coaster club event. There were so many people there that the lines for "ERT" were longer than anything I experienced during the day, TTD was closed (and it was it's opening year) so I saw some of the worst self-entitled, enthusiass behavior to the point that I was flat out embarrassed to admit I was there for the event, and it just wasn't worth the hassle to me. I would much rather go up on a Sunday during Halloweekends and ride everything with 20-30 minute waits for the "big boys" and not have to put up with all the people. The "extras" were just NOT worth it for me.

Now smaller events like the Dorney event in '05? Those are a blast. But once you get over about 3 full trains worth of people at an event, IMHO it really loses it's luster.


Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Monday, June 11, 2007 7:30 PM
Awe geeze! You guys are breaking my heart. Please give me some hope that there are at least a handful of "good people" among the crowd. It amazes me that people can be so arrogant during an event that supposed to be fun.

Oh well...can't turn back now! The room is already booked and the tickets are purchased. At least I know what to expect and not be surprised.

However, I always like to imagine the worst, this way it won't seem so bad when we are there. ha ha!


I'd rather be riding Roller Coasters....or baking.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 8:22 PM
Jeff's avatar Not all enthusiasts are bad, and I wasn't implying that all ACE members are troublesome (though biased or not I find almost zero benefit to being a member of that club). Coastermania is just the biggest event of its kind, and it's probably one of the few parks that could accommodate it due to its overall capacity.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 10:06 PM
I apologize, I don't mean to ruin your trip. Either way, it's still a day at Cedar Point and not a day at the office/shop/etc. so it's gotta be better than most! But I think you have the right idea on the "event" portions of your ride day.

Let us know how it went, maybe even with the convergence of two events, this one will be different and you'll find a diamond in the rough so to speak.

Ride On.
(Cheese-ball ending copyright Impulse-ive, 2007)


Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Monday, June 11, 2007 10:22 PM

Jeff said:
Not all enthusiasts are bad, and I wasn't implying that all ACE members are troublesome (though biased or not I find almost zero benefit to being a member of that club). Coastermania is just the biggest event of its kind, and it's probably one of the few parks that could accommodate it due to its overall capacity.

I don't see anything wrong with being a member of ACE and what other club has more events than ACE does. I have been a member for 10 years and have been to alot of events and I have never seen anything you say happens at them.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 11:07 PM
I believe the record for CoasterMania attendance was in 2000, Millennium Force was new, and they did something like 2400-2500. They actually ran out of buttons. I have a feeling they won't set a record like that, too many people are expecting a big crowd and it might scare them them away. If I had to do a "Price is Right" guess (closest without going over), I'd say 1600-1700. Not too bad, but the worst thing about this year is that it's two weeks later than usual, and the park will be more crowded in general. So long as everyone kinda understands that it's not an event to get tons & tons of rides at ERT - it's really a great big social event that happens to be at Cedar Point with some extra ride time. Like, who among this group is actually paying to get into this event?
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Monday, June 11, 2007 11:15 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar Pay for Coastermania? That's Crazy Talk! ;)

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Monday, June 11, 2007 11:17 PM
and PS, members of all the clubs have misbehaved at various occasions. I also remember some hideous fits at CoasterMania in 2003. Made me cringe. Almost surprised there was a CoasterMania 2004 (that was the one in September)
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:12 AM
Jeff's avatar I see it happen all of the time. I hate getting e-mail from parks following an event asking, "Are these people in your club? We booted them out."

And CoasterBuzz Club members don't misbehave because they'll get booted from here as well as the parks. :)


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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:37 AM
no matter, CoasterMania is always among the greatest days of the year regardless of crowds or what's not running. It's just a high, y'know? And it is indisputably the LONGEST day of roller coastering anywhere - end to end, what's on the schedule from the first car through the tollgate 'til the last Magnum train emptied, is 21 hours. I just hope I make it to my 4:00 nap.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:25 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

coasterlover325 said:
Awe geeze! You guys are breaking my heart. Please give me some hope that there are at least a handful of "good people" among the crowd. It amazes me that people can be so arrogant during an event that supposed to be fun.

Oh well...can't turn back now! The room is already booked and the tickets are purchased. At least I know what to expect and not be surprised.

However, I always like to imagine the worst, this way it won't seem so bad when we are there. ha ha!


You can hang out with me! :)

Brett's post about Coastermania 2003 was dead-on. I have NEVER in my life seen people act like such....you know. ;) To top it off most of the people that were mad about Dragster being closed were locals, which blew my mind.

I have always enjoyed Coastermania anyway. There is nothing like riding coasters at 6am in the morning. :)

-Tina

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:08 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar A few bad apples always tend to spoil it for the bunch.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:07 AM

Ajrides said:
I don't see anything wrong with being a member of ACE and what other club has more events than ACE does. I have been a member for 10 years and have been to alot of events and I have never seen anything you say happens at them.

I have to agree. I attend a good number of ACE events each year and rarely see the types of problems reported on here or other websites with message boards. I find it amazing that people who are members of other clubs always seem to find an alleged ACE member acting improperly.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:26 AM
ACE has around 5000-6000 members? So chances are, if somebody is acting up, they will be an ACE member. And chances are they will also be a member of another club since most people I know belong to multiple clubs.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:04 AM
rollergator's avatar I've been to...I dunno, a minimum of a dozen ACE events over the last 7-8 years (prob. closer to 15-20) - only ONCE have I seen anything that truly *bothered* me, and that was CaliCon. There WAS some behavior there that was, well, shameful. And this does NOT excuse the bad behavior on the part of those few, but SFMM, and KBF in particular, certainly didn't HELP the situation.

As noted, ANY group of 6-8K people is bound to have a couple troublemakers. Just don't be one of them - if they're being jerks, ignore them, if they're being unsafe, report them...

Most importantly, have GREAT time - that's what we're there for... :)

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